Weekly Wrap for 5.28.18-6.3.18. Summer arrived.


Back on the road this week…driving this time and summer temps and another race, of course.

  • Monday – Memorial Day and a day off from work.  Normally we’d be at the lake but we were there for the past two days in less than ideal weather. I had a few opportunities to run with friends but I chose to run with Alyssa and some of her friends who were running a “monument run”.  One runner had mapped out a 10k course that went from war monument to war monument. I thought that was cool.  The only issue was that I wanted to run an easy pace.  Their pace was much faster than mine. It was hilly and I was dragging behind.  Alyssa nicely hung back with me and the other two runners stopped to walk when we got very far behind. Still it was fun and it’s good to push yourself (since solo I would have run much slower.) The funny thing is that the runner who organized this lives in my neighborhood. (small world) I could have a new running partner except that she runs 5-7 runs at 5:15 am (No thanks!)

6.2 to honor those that served our country.

The rest of the day was spent gardening (which was more strenuous and tiring than the run.)

  • Tuesday – Back at work. Instead of running, I went out to dinner and a movie with my BFF. A late celebration for my b-day. We saw Tully which was pretty meh but dinner was great as was the conversation.
  • Wednesday – Off to Rochester for work. After set up and checking into my hotel, I took off for a run. It was late and HOT but I got in some miles along the Erie Canal.

90 degrees at 7 pm? Say what? 3 sweaty miles…

  • Thursday – I had hoped to get in a short run before my long drive home but it was raining lightly and very HUMID.. I changed into my running clothes anyway.  I stopped at my favorite ice cream shop and found a new trail (last time I couldn’t run there because the bridge to the Erie Canal trail was under construction.) on the opposite side of the canal.  It was buggy and only high grass but it worth it for my savory reward.

2 miles probably didn’t justify that custard root beer float but who cares?

  • Friday –  Another rest day since I don’t usually run the day before a race.
  • Saturday – Race Day.  Freihofer Run for Women, my 11th time running it. I was hoping for a dry local race. And I got one. Unfortunately it was very humid but you can’t have everything. Again it was a great local race.. I loved seeing all my friends and sharing in the excitement of 3,000 women crossing the finish line. I even had a surprise course PR.

With a 15k in a few weeks, I dragged myself out for a few more miles (inside of going out to brunch).

Don’t worry, I went out to dinner later to celebrate and re-fuel.

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday. My preferred weekend activity.  Still it isn’t super warm and sunny but still a relaxing day with friends & the hubby.  No complaints.

This Coming Week

  • Monday – train to NYC, 4 miles
  • Tuesday rest day
  • Wednesday – PPTC Summer Series #2 5k (in Brooklyn)
  • Thursday3 miles
  • Friday – rest day, train home
  • Saturday7 – 8 miles
  • Sunday – rest day, boating? or maybe a 5K?

Please link up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home

Happy Running! How is your running going? What’s new with you? How did you celebrate Memorial Day? Please share.


16 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap for 5.28.18-6.3.18. Summer arrived.

  1. Every time you talk about running along the Erie Canal, I keep singing to myself, 15 miles….pretty corny, right? Congrats on your race PR. I can’t believe you keep getting faster!

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  2. The monument run sounds really cool (although I know I would never be able to keep up with them). Unfortunately it was a really long day for me, especially as we managed to get lost on the way home tacking on even more time in the car.

    Congrats on your course PR! Tough conditions, as usual (and it’s also only my 3rd time running it).


    • At least it was not as hot as usual. I am pleased with my time because I know I could have finished faster. Too much walking. But not being injured and being able to run another race always makes me happy.

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      • I could have finished faster if I could have found more room to run, but I knew that going in (it’s still really frustrating, though).

        A wave start might help with that.

        But I’m really pleased with my time, too.


  3. I think you earned your root beer float! 🙂 Running in the humidity is my least favorite thing in the world, sigh! I guess summer is officially here!

    Congrats on another great race, you are killing it! 🙂


  4. What a cool way to spend Memorial Day! Congrats on the course PR at your race. I’ve run a few all women’s races but there were men running too pacing their daughters, wives, girlfriends, etc. Or the ones who dress up in tutus (what is up with that?). Was this one truly all women? Thanks for linking!

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